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Southampton Cuvee Des Fleurs - Southampton Publick House

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Ratings: 250
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.41%
Wants: 67
Gots: 29 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Southampton Publick House visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-10-2004

A Saison flavored with a blend of edible flowers including L. augustifolia, A. nobilis, C. officinalis, R. canina and H. lupulus.
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Ratings: 250 | Reviews: 192
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4.39/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Didn't know what to expect with this beer...How could it be bad?

Appearance:
Classic saison appearance with a little darker complexion than normal. There is unfiltered cloudiness and an inch of a thick, fluffy white head. Lacing is abundant and there is a cake of yeast at the bottom of the bottle.

Smell:
Holy floral nose. This is quite interesting because it is fruity from the yeast as well as intensely floral. You are certain of both this beer's saison and flower characteristics by taking a whiff.

Taste:
There are definitely the characteristics of a good saison present, but there is also this gingery, floral characteristic that takes center stage. This is definitely not a flavor I'm used to and it absolutely lives up to how it's described on the bottle.

Mouthfeel:
The flowery saison is both sweet and spicy, but it's cut by a sharp alcohol. It's got a unique mouthfeel that is essentially sweetness upfront followed by a medium body and semi-dry finish.

Overall:
This was a reasonably priced, slightly hard to find belgain interpretation that really went above and beyond my expectations and highlighted both the flowers and classic saison goodness. I paired this beer with homemade caramel apples and would recommend the same for others. Honestly I've been intrigued by flower beers ever since hearing about the DFH-SA colab for Savor, and this one is absolutely divine.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of redleaves
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Looks like a saison should, fluffy white head. Nose is sweet and floral. Honey, a touch of herbal tea, and champagne yeast. Flavor is very nice and floral, herbal, sweet, champagne, honey, lemon? light banana and hops bites the tongue at the end to clear the palate. Very nice, a little syrupy on the tongue. A bit more carbonation would fix this. If they took this recipe and added a lot more carbonation this would make a great biere de champagne. A very unique saison!

Additional, second bottle was cellar temperature, and it was really creamy in flavor, almost like a nitro tap. Very great.

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4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Split a 750ml bottle; poured into two flutes.

A: Pours a medium amber-gold with two fingers of white head.

S: Very perfumey and floral. Its not a fresh floral, like you get with fresh hops. Its more of a potpourri aroma. Flowers, funk, sweet caramel. Very pleasant.

T: More floral theme. Its actually a little less tasty than I expected. Not bad tasting, there just isn't as much taste there. Still, very nice and smooth with layers of complexity and a nice rustic quality.

D: Very drinkable stuff. It has a nice refreshing quality and is great to rehydrate with during a meal.

Overall: I know this is a style that the brewmaster is passionate about, so I think I know what he was going with for this one. Its a crisp, tasty, and refreshing saison with a profile that I assume tastes more like ancient examples of the style (albeit with a heftier ABV). A real treat and a very unique brew.

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4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big thanks to Dan (DSlim71) for this fantastic extra. Cheers!

Appearance – Pours into a tulip with a wonderfully hazy golden orange color. About a half finger of slight off white head is achieved with a rather conservative pour that dissipates quickly leaving slight, spotty lacing.

Smell – As expected, quite floral in nature. Reminds me of lilacs and honey sprinkled in with some herbal qualities as well as a bit of lemon zest.

Taste – A bit sweeter than I was expecting and....bam...here comes the floral flavors. Not as much citrus as I was expecting. To try and put it into words, it tastes like a mixture of lilac, clove, and honey. Imagine those honey sticks you can buy at farmers markets. There is literally a lilac flavored one and also a clove flavored one. Mix those suckers together and I feel that this is the flavor. I know that lilac is not one of the flowers they used, however, that is what I personally am getting.

Mouthfeel – Medium bodied, moderate to lower carbonation.

Overall – A very interesting “saison”. I am intrigued by this beer – I really wish that it was not so sweet...the honey I taste is a bit too much, and the flower/herbal qualities (while they mix somewhat well with it) create just an odd aftertaste. For what it was going for (after reading about the beer) I would say they achieved it. A beer I am glad to try but as stated with it were a bit dryer/tarter.

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3.7/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle picked up at Rick's in Alexandria. Served in a Mikasa tulip.

Pours a nice light golden color with a foamy white head and some nice lacing on the way down. The nose brings some light grain and wheat plus a nice floral character. Light spicing in the background. Flavor hits the floral notes as well plus a nice backing pilsner malt character. Light body and a nice dry finish with a bit of bitterness as well. Quite well done.

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3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks goes out to my boy aasher for giving me this one during our MASSIVE in-person trade while he was down to visit. Thanks Al! Served from bottle into a Mikkeller taster flute. Poured golden yellow with a two finger pure white head that subsided to half a finger slowly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, pepper, spices, earth, and subtle floral notes. The flavor was of sweet malt, pepper, spices, earth, floral, and very subtle clove. It had a light feel on the palate with high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. For a saison this was a pretty nice offering from Southampton. However, I wasn't really sold the on floral character going on here. It was there, but definitely didn't stand out with all of the saison spices present. It was a good idea for sure, but I would have gone with a different style due to the spices present. Worth trying though if you find an opportunity to.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Southampton Cuvee Des Fleurs is a delicious saison. Probably the best one I've ever had. Next time I find it I'll buy more bottles!

A: Clear orange colour and a 1 cm head that lasts pretty well. Good carbonation. 4.5

S: Pepper and sweet lemon rind. 4.5

T: Some malt, clove spices and sweet orange honey flavour. It's a complex flavour and it all goes so well together. 4.5

M: Reasonable level of carbonation. 4.5

O: 4.5

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Southampton Cuvee Des Fleurs from Southampton Publick House
90 out of 100 based on 250 ratings.